Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Former University of Ottawa prof says blog post wasn't racist

I don't know about the merits of the case, but I just thought this was interesting:

OTTAWA — A former University of Ottawa physics professor being sued for defamation by another professor from the same school argues that the lawsuit should be dismissed.

Denis Rancourt, fired from the physics department in 2009, is being sued for $1 million in damages by law professor Joanne St. Lewis, who alleges he made racist statements about her on his blog in discussing her professional relationship with university president Allan Rock, a former federal Liberal cabinet minister.